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mean, imagine president barack obama not being in touch, not even a picture or proof of life for 35 days. it's an amazing, amazing scenario. and the quasiinauguration that we had last week on the 10th is kind of a surreal addition to that cat theory because chavez didn't even bother to call in. you know he would have been there if he could, or he would have at least sent a voicemail or or called into his favorite station. none of those things happened. so you've got that on one hand and the additional tension that there's no place for the opposition to go. they've gone to the supreme court. the supreme court -- we have a problem with labels in america. when we think of labels, we automatically assume that everything in that label is the way everything is across the world. sadly, in venezuela it's called the supreme court, so we think it's equal to our supreme court here with all its flaws, but if venezuela they were all appointed by chavez, so it's not exactly that they had a justice that was appointed by a liberal majority or by a conservative majority, they have a number of justic
. monday featuring books on president obama and martin luther king jr. >> now an update on preparations for president obama's inauguration on monday. representatives of the inaugural committees, the u.s. capitol police and the military spoke with reporters at the national press club for a little less than an hour. >> okay, thank you. thank you very much. thank you to the press club or for hosting us today. just to warn you, this is going to be a little bit of a dance as we try to run through this chronologically. as you can imagine, there's a lot of different players that are involved in the events that will be taking place over the next few days. my name is brent colburn, that's b-r-e-n-t. i am the communications director or for the presidential inaugural committee. and we are involved in this weekend really doing a lot of the public events that fall outside the official swearing-in which matte can can -- matt can talk to. and, in fact, as i kind of think about this, it may make sense or for us to do this not chronologically and do this in sections. and, in fact, i think, matt, if you
and monday c-span is your front row seat to the inaugural actives. president obama is officially sworn in on sunday in a private ceremony at the white house. our live coverage starts at 10:30 a.m. eastern with your calls and comments. monday, watch the public inaugural ceremonies including the swearing-in at noon and other festivities including the afternoon parade. throughout the day your phone calls and comments on facebook and twit wither. the second inauguration of president barack obama on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> why did you write a book about your experience? >> it was an important period of history. i felt that the fdic's perspective should be brought to bear. there had been some other accounts of the crisis that i thought were not completely accurate, especially in terms of what we did and i did. so i thought it was important to present our perspective. and also i think currently for people to understand that there were different policy choices, different policy options, disagreements, and that if we want to prevent this crisis, another crisis from happening aga
biden's task force on gun control. president obama is expected to unveil his proposal as early as tomorrow. during the final news conference of his first term yesterday, the president responded to a question about the issue. >> i wanted to ask about gun violence. today marks the one year, our one month anniversary of the shooting at newtown which seems to generate some momentum for rinsing the assault weapons ban, but there's been fresh opposition to the banned from the nra and even harry reid has said that he questioned whether to pass congress. given that, how hard will you push for an assault weapons ban? and if one cannot pass congress, what other measures would need to be included in a broad package in order to curb violence? >> as i said, the vice president and a number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the last month, meeting with a lot of stakeholders in this, including the nra. listened to proposals from all quarters, and they presented me now with a list of sensible, commonsense steps that can be taken to make sure that the kind of vio
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